Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Who's to blame?

In the wake of the Sept. 11 Commission hearings, AOL has one of those pop-up polls when you sign on that says, "who was responsible for Sept. 11?" And there are pictures of people like Bush, Rice, Tenet, Clinton, Ashcroft.

It brought George Pickett to mind. After the Civil War ended, the surviving Confederate military leaders fell to playing the blame game for their defeat, especially at Gettysburg. When someone asked Pickett who he thought was the cause of the South's catastrophic loss, he replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it."